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q&a
q&a

We Spoke to the Winner of the 'Great American Baking Show' that Never Aired

America never got to see Vallery Lomas win. The show was taken off the air due to sexual misconduct allegations against judge Johnny Iuzzini.
Mayukh Sen
1.12.18
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

The Double Bind of Being a Woman of Colour in the Food World

Women of colour are often unheard in this industry. When we're not, we're outright dismissed by gatekeepers if they don't like what we have to say.
Korsha Wilson
12.20.17
RACISM
RACISM

British Landlord Tycoon Bans 'Coloured People' Because of 'Curry Smell'

“To be honest, we’re getting overloaded with coloured people. It is a problem with certain types of coloured people—those who consume curry."
Alex Swerdloff
3.31.17
RACE
RACE

Eating in One of Britain's Most Racially Segregated Towns

Census data shows that white and Asian residents of Blackburn, Lancashire are increasingly divided. I visited restaurants in the town's “Asian quarter” to find out how a council regeneration scheme is forging links between the communities.
Kamila Rymajdo
3.7.17
WTF
WTF

Some White People Are Really Confused by the Bay Leaves in Their Chipotle

As if Chipotle didn’t have enough troubles, now people are convinced that they're putting random backyard leaves in their burritos and bowls.
Alex Swerdloff
2.13.17
RACISM
RACISM

South Carolina Restaurant Apologises for Using Super-Racist 'Help Wanted' Sign

What happens when a minority-owned restaurant posts a help-wanted sign that blatantly and explicitly offends, well, minorities?
Alex Swerdloff
2.3.17
korean food
korean food

Why 'White' Is the Least-Spicy Option at This Korean Restaurant

If there’s one pervasive stereotype surrounding the way white people eat—besides maybe their affinity for putting avocado on literally everything—it’s that they can’t handle spicy food.
Nick Rose
1.21.17
RACISM
RACISM

A Court Will Decide If Asking for 'Black People Food' Is Racial Discrimination

Is asking the African-American chef you hired to work at your sprawling dude ranch to start making “black people food” a super racist request, or nothing more than a wee bit of discourtesy and a smidgen of insensitivity?
Alex Swerdloff
1.4.17
pop-ups
pop-ups

This Dinner Series Is Getting People to Talk About Being Black in America

From Lagos is a traveling pop-up restaurant created by Tunde Wey. It aims to get people talking and thinking about "blackness in America" over delicious, homestyle Nigerian food, served family-style.
Javier Cabral
11.14.16
Ice Cream
Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Agrees That Black Lives Matter and People Lost Their Shit

A scoop of Rocky Road by any other name would taste as sweet.
Alex Swerdloff
10.11.16
FRANCE
FRANCE

A French Restaurant Refused to Serve Muslim Women Because 'All Muslims Are Terrorists'

The audibly distraught women tell the restaurateur that they “do not wish to be served by a racist,” to which he replies: "Racists like me don't plant bombs and don't kill people."
Alex Swerdloff
8.30.16